Foten Beach

Foten Beach - Norway
© Thomas M. Hansen

Foten beach is located a few kilometres west of Fredrikstad, just across the border from Sweden. It is probably the best beach in the area and comprises of a little bay of smooth rocks enclosing a lovely little sandy beach. To the rear is woodland and the view out over the calm waters and islands of the Skagerrak.

This is a perfect family beach with safe swimming and plenty of facilities. This is recognised in the Blue Flag award the beach has received. Besides swimming there is plenty to do at Foten; there are is a volleyball court, swimming pier and even high diving boards, for the brave.

It does get quite busy on the beach at Foten during the summer months. However, the smooth rocks are just as good to sit on as the sand, plus there are plenty of grassy areas to spread out on behind the beach. 

If you fancy being a little more active there are some great hiking trails in the area and the little harbour next door is worth explooring.

Nearest town/city


Type of beach



  • Swimming/bathing


  • Wheelchair accessible


Blue Flag Award

Submit a correction

Current weather (Wed Dec 6th 03:00)


-6.1°C / 21°F

Sea temperature


Foten BeachFull weather & tide times info »